Many people have a vision of Detroit that is essentially a deserted — and dangerous — urban wasteland.

But in reality it is a city of incredibly stark contrasts.

In order to show the world what the city is really like, here's a video we saw on Deadline Detroit from a hobbyist who goes by Tretch5000 on YouTube. The videographer attached a camera to a small RC quad-roter drone in order to show the outer beauty of the city and the utter despair that overtakes parts of the metropolis.

While some of it is depressing and other parts uplifting, all of it is hauntingly beautiful.

(H/T to Justin!)